Scroll on to read today’s book review post of ‘Mom Boss’ the third book in the Forest River PTA series by Hilary Grossman.
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Review & Thoughts
Initial thoughts & why I selected this book:
I’ve read the other books in the Forest River PTA series and I always enjoy the writing of Hilary Grossman. I don’t have children but anyone can appreciate the humor that comes from the drama of being a parent at a school like this one. The women that make you feel like you’re still in high school with all of the cliques and theatrics to be the most popular person in the room never gets old.
Themes, elements, and notes from the story:
- Themes & elements: health, competition, education, friendship, happiness, entitlement, selfishness, back-stabbing, drama
- Overall enjoyable and entertaining and filled with lots of drama. There was a big event towards the end but it didn’t fully tie together for me. I didn’t understand why the supporting character would do what she did.
- Overall it was a fun book and made me laugh at all the pettiness of it all.
In a Nutshell: Overall, Mom Boss was an entertaining novel about the drama and back-stabbing that makes the Forest River PTA moms seem like a group of girls that never graduated from high school. Good for a laugh!
My Rating: 4 / 5 Stars
Book Format & Source: Digital ARC gifted from the author
Details From the Book Jacket
Mom Boss (Forest River PTA Book #3 of 4) by Hilary Grossman
Published: October 12, 2020
Welcome to Forest River, New York, where perfection is a requirement. The Lululemon-clad moms are perfectly toned, expertly highlighted, and magnificently manicured. The women spend their days practicing Pilates, shopping for shoes, and doing everything in their power to ensure their children never experience a difficult day.
PTA president, Jackie Martin, is the envy off the mothers. She has a loyal and handsome husband, she host’s elaborate parties, and her eldest daughter, Hayley, is the most popular child in the fifth grade. Her life appears flawless, but is life ever what it seems to be?
After receiving a painful blow, when Hayley was in kindergarten, Jackie clawed her way into PTA power. She lived her life by the adage, “Proper planning prevents poor performance.” Her attention to detail (okay fine – her control freak nature) served her well until she experiences the ultimate betrayal.
Angry and hurt, old emotional wounds are ripped open as Jackie realizes she doesn’t know who she can trust. Jackie must reevaluate her life, her friendships, and the choices she has made. Will she finally let her guard down and show the world the real Jackie Martin?
A hilarious and heartwarming novel that’s perfect for fans of Class Mom! Mom Boss is the standalone prequel to Go On, Girl and Mom Genes.
Forest River PTA Books by Hilary Grossman
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